Install amd64 over existing i386
odhiambo at gmail.com
Sun Mar 15 18:56:04 UTC 2015
On 15 March 2015 at 19:09, Chris Hill <chris at monochrome.org> wrote:
> Hi list,
> I bought a new machine the other day, and accidentally installed the i386
> version of FreeBSD on it even though it has a 64-bit processor. It works
> fine, but I think I'd rather have the "right" version. So, two questions:
> 1. Is it even worth worrying about at this point?
> 2. Can I just install amd64 without destroying existing filesystems and
> files? I realize I'll have to reinstall my ports, but that's OK.
> More info below. Yes, the CMOS clock was set incorrectly when I did the
> $ uname -a
> FreeBSD tripel.monochrome.org 10.1-RELEASE FreeBSD 10.1-RELEASE #0
> r274401: Tue Nov 11 22:51:51 UTC 2014 root at releng1.nyi.freebsd.org:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/GENERIC
> Relevant part of dmesg:
> CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8500 @ 3.16GHz (3158.81-MHz
> 686-class CPU)
> Origin = "GenuineIntel" Id = 0x1067a Family = 0x6 Model = 0x17
> Stepping = 10
> AMD Features=0x20100000<NX,LM>
> AMD Features2=0x1<LAHF>
> TSC: P-state invariant, performance statistics
Why don't you just backup /etc and /usr/local/etc and reinstall? Usually,
there is nothing architecture-specific in those directories, I think.
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